Do these ducks look okay to y'all?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SAustin, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. SAustin

    SAustin Just Hatched

    37
    0
    14
    Aug 18, 2016
    Tennessee
    I was browsing Craigslist and came across this post. Do they look sick or are they just molting or something? [​IMG]

    I'd like to keep adding to my flock but this picture made me think twice about the possibility of exposing my healthy ducks to some that might have parasites or something?
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    To me, they look like young ducks who are shedding their down and growing in feathers. [​IMG] I could be wrong, though. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. SAustin

    SAustin Just Hatched

    37
    0
    14
    Aug 18, 2016
    Tennessee
    That's what I thought too but my Mallard never looked so.. bald.. around his head, Lol. But I don't know enough about different breeds to make an opinion. Thanks!
     
  4. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

    72
    21
    36
    Aug 19, 2016
    Indiana
    I also just suspect it's molting/teenager stage.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    56,763
    11,562
    751
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    they look like young Muscovy ducks.

    -Kathy
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by